- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 7, 2015

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) - A medical imaging company will pay more than $50,000 in fines and cleanup costs for a 2013 incident in which employees spilled a potentially toxic liquid and hosed it into a storm drain that leads to a Sonoma County creek.

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reported Tuesday (https://bit.ly/17ivwBc ) Trius Diagnostic Imaging Inc. will pay penalties, cleanup charges and investigative costs in the civil case.

An investigation found Trius employees spilled an unknown liquid while moving a piece of radiology equipment onto a truck. The employees hosed the liquid, later found to contain petroleum, into a storm drain leading to Santa Rosa’s Spring Creek.

A citizen noticed the spill and contacted police.

Police and a hazardous materials crew from the Fire Department responded. Ultimately a private company was hired to clean up the spill.


Information from: The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, https://www.pressdemocrat.com

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